Sardine

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58 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
Sardine is a new restaurant offering southern French cooking over a wood fire - by Alex Jackson, with Stevie Parle. Situated within Parasol unit art gallery and close to Old Street and Angel tube stations Sardine offers great value, authentic cuisine in a relaxed, neighbourhood setting.

Dishes change regularly with the seasons and new specials are added to the blackboards each day. Wines are from France and Italy with some available on-tap and a specialist aperitif bar offers up fun and affordable cocktails too.

Sardine is Chef / Owner Alex Jackson’s first restaurant after stints at Dock Kitchen and Rotorino. Sardine is the 5th restaurant within Stevie Parle restaurants.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 4 courses & a glass of cremant £40

4 courses & a glass of Cremant for £40pp,
From a set three-choice menu of snacks, starters, main & dessert.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 10:00-15:00 18:00-22:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:00
Sat 10:00-15:00 18:00-22:00

Onglet steak & a glass of wine: £15pp

Every Monday, enjoy an Onglet steak, sides and a glass of house red for just £15.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 3 April 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Mon 18:00-22:00

Pre theatre: 2 courses £16

Enjoy an ever-changing 2 course menu from Chef Alex Jackson ahead of a visit to The Barbican, Sadler’s Wells or The Almeida theatre.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 3 April 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 18:00-19:00

Breakfast Cassoulet & Bloody Mary: £17pp

Enjoy Chef Alex Jackson’s signature Breakfast Cassoulet for brunch at Sardine with a Bloody Mary.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 23 February 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Sun 10:00-15:00
Sat 10:00-15:00

What 58 People Are Saying
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CP
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. We went for brunch on a Sunday; unfortunately it was empty and we couldn’t understand why as the food was excellent. There wasn’t an extensive menu, but the food was beautifully prepared and delicious. The service was excellent. This place is not in a very bustling location so maybe it hasn’t been discovered yet. Definitely worth a try!

DC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was brilliant and the service was excellent.

J
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food using ingredients that are in season; a cosy restaurant with friendly staff.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When the room is full of diners it becomes unbearably noisy. It is difficult to have a conversation. However, the food is incredible, the staff superb and patient. The fish dishes allow the chefs to display their bravado more than the onglet steaks or rabbit options, so opt for those. Sardine starter not to be missed.

VP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

funky ambiance, extremely friendly staff make you feel relaxed without any rush , superlative food - delicate and unusual flavours - absolutely loved it.

J
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this French diner! Brilliant service, very welcoming and wonderful food that’s always in season.

DW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Superb food. Service efficient and friendly. Dishes delicious and met all expectations. Been meaning to visit for some time. Will definitely be back.

NB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This wonderful small restaurant is a true gem. Situated next to ParasolUnit and Victoria Miro Gallery the restaurant serves up a carefully balanced menu consisting of Mediterranean/ French dishes, all beautifully executed, perfectly seasoned and presented with flair.

B
London
30 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great not intrusive service. Would return.

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent small restaurant:great food and super service!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Small unpretentious restaurant in a quirky location that served fresh and exceptionally well prepared dishes. Friendly, professional staff who all seemed enthusiastic and happy to be there. Simple modern decor with open kitchen that created a warm, contemporary feel. A high quality to price ratio that leads me to say that Sardine outperformed many of those I consider to be its peers in the price range.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was my friends birthday and we wanted to try somewhere new. This was a very unexpected and great find. Food was fantastic, great flavours all around, great portion size.

BF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Menu on the small side but some interesting dishes and all the food was excellent. Recommended

DC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vegetarian option was amazing - and I’m not even vegetarian.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The overall experience was good although i had a view facing the open kitchen and it was unpleasant to see the chef constantly eating. In any case, the food was amazing and the place is very cozy.

RG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a fantastic fish dish for main. Staff were attentive and really helpful. We were there on a Tuesday in January at 7:30, so there weren't that many people there....but it did begin to fill up.

OT
London
26 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, good service

TF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very tasty food. Kernel beer is very good. Pleasant buzzy atmosphere. Only issue was that we were served a little too quickly. We could have been in and out with two courses in well under an hour. At £35/head, that’s a bit quick unless you are looking for speed

r
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday night location, local with lovely food. Service is always attentive

OT
Perth / WA
26 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined on Monday night as we knew that they did a £15 steak, potato and glass of wine offer. Whilst this wasn't immediately clear on the menu that it was available it definitely was and we enjoyed the well-cooked onglet steak, potato dauphinois and house red. We added a green salad to accompany it and finished the meal with some delicious cheeses and fortified wine. Staff were friendly, food was tasty and the bill didn't hurt. Overall a great night, would recommend!

LL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall a bit disappointing. It took ages for anyone to come and take our order and the waiter didn’t ever seem too interested in wanting to impress. I ordered scrambled eggs which tasted food but had a number of egg shells in it and my friend ordered their version of a croque monsieur with sausage added but the sausage wasn’t in it when it arrived! It was also burnt in a number of places. Overpriced for the issues we had and poor service.

PD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were having a reunion with a couple of old friends from the US so we were slow at choosing our meal, a bit noisy and then slow to eat annd late to leave! However from start to finish the service was friendly and charming. The food was great - notably the brandade filled courgette flowers ( although only one helping available) and the amazing fig leaf icecream with roast figs. The seasonal negroni was also really notable. The bill does tot up a bit though for somewhere thats quite casual and understated. This doesn’t put us off going though and we have rebooked in a couple of weeks.

A
London
24 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice food but quite limited portions for mains. Wine selection was good

RR
London
68 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little find with a really unusual and tasty menu. Onglet steak was delicious!

KH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food delicious, service good and nice vibe. Wine list a tad on the expensive side. Would definitely dine here again.

c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and an interesting chilled red wine to accompany it!

LE
London
51 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food and wine were divine. We just did not feel very welcome by the male manager who seemed grumpy. His female colleague, however, was smiley, friendly and helpful. Shame as this could have been a 5-star experience.

HS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and well prepared food make this a lovely restaurant to visit. The Petit Negroni cocktail was delicious.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent find near old street - we visited for lunch midweek but will certainly be returning for an evening dinner one weekend. We we’re amazed at level of cooking and the menu, took us back to hols in a south of France!

SB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, all very fresh, but the service was outstanding. Very busy, cool vibe - would highly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and the service were good but compared to its peers it is over-priced.

MD
London
38 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been to this neighborhood gem twice and enjoyed our meal both times. The chef did an excellent job in both presentation and substance. Service was attentive and professional. It can get a bit loud but no more than most places. Overall, a very positive experience.

C
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The epitome of the Shoreditch vibe. Unfussy dining with a focus on high end food served in a contemporary canteen. The wood smoked burner adds significantly to the meats and fish flavours. I would not underestimate some pretty sublime tarts and cakes with excellent dessert wines to match. Well worth a visit

LL
London
132 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

It is a bit hidden in Shoreditch / Old street. Food is very tasty and authentic French. Prices are a bit high but I think they worth it.

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We turned up early but still nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent and no one batted an eyelid when I chose cheese omelette instead of a pudding. A great place for having what you want at your own pace.

GT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Seated us very late. Was really really lovely food. Fantastic wine and brill martinis.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just perfectly presented and cooked french Provençal cuisine.

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - food, wine, ambience, service and value for money all excellent.

WE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars! Amazing food with brilliant service! Thank you Sardine

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food

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